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Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Fin D, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Yeah he was fairly later in the series. But they did (iirc) tease the couple from the very first episode, and the enviro-whackos with the crazy lady and rabbit heads who were both super early. Plus most of the actual "story" beats like Vicious, Gren, etc.
     
  2. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Waiting for season 2 of The Witcher.
     
  3. Claymore95

    Claymore95 Working on it... Club Member

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    Final (6th) season of The Expanse starts on Dec 10th.

    Still a chance that books not covered so far will be picked up in new seasons in the future but, from what I understand, there is a natural break in the books which is one of the reasons they're currently stopping at 6 seasons. I've not read any of the books, but supposedly there's a 30 year gap in the storyline so I suppose it makes sense to stop/pause now. I just hope there's not too many cliffhangers and open-ended storylines left at the end of this season.
     
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  4. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    I haven't started the show, but I'm interested in checking it out.
     
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  5. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Two episodes in The Wheel Of Time. The story goes along much faster without 5 pages with descriptions of drapes.

    Seriously though, so far so good. It has been 20 years since I read the first book in the series, but it seems like a good faithful adaptation of the book.
     
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  6. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    I'd like to see that one too, but it's way down my list.
     
  7. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Bebop live action is bad and misses the whole spirit of the animated series.

    Faye is no longer bull-headed, strong, and sexy. She's an immature older teen. "Nut bags"? C'mon.

    Spike and Jet are now The Nice Guys. Spike is rogueish and lacks the principals he had in the anime.

    They force extra violence, nudity, and cursing into the show, and for what reason? I don't know.

    Art direction is mostly good. Some of the characters and sets are lifeless- especially bad in the episode with the Ganymede Sea Rat terrorists.

    Vicious is princely, hot-headed, and bumbling. He isn't in control, with small episodes of psychopathy, like in the show. He and Julia are in a relationship.. why? Julia was tough and enigmatic in the anime, here- she is pathetic. Why would she even be with Vicious?

    I made it 5 episodes in and am severely disinterested in finishing. The lone bright spot is Shakir as Jet. He does a great job and that character felt as if it were wrote the most appropriately.

    Somehow the cartoon is more mature than the live action.
     
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  8. OwesOwn614

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    I'm watching Apple TV's Invasion and think it's great. Until Hawkeye premiered, Invasion was the only show I made sure to watch the day of release. Not sure I can recommend it because it's not a bunch of explosions and violence. Mostly, it's a character study and it's very good from that standpoint.

    Watched Foundation and I'm eager for the second season. Sadly, I had never heard of Asimov's book series before the show was announced. It's too expansive for me to pick up anytime soon. The show is nothing short of excellent.

    I'm three episodes into Arcane: League of Legends and am eager to see where it goes.

    Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol is okay if you're a fan of The Da Vinci Code, but like the movies, it's ridiculously heavy on exposition. Every segment is like: "When he said I need to find the fisherman's helper to locate the map, it was an indication that I needed to find a hook. One of the rooms in the bottom of the Pentagon is known as 'the Barb', which is another word for hook. The architect responsible for planning that wing was Arthur Fisherman in 1873. We need to go to the Barb in order to locate Fisherman's diary, which reportedly has a hand-drawn map to our next destination..."

    The protagonist will be explaining this to his team as they're already on the elevator to the Pentagon's basement. Not a bad show, but one that I'm not eager to finish soon.

    Hawkeye is off to a great start and I hope the rest of the series is as good as the first two episodes.

    I'll probably watch Chucky once Invasion ends.
     
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  9. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I have zero interest in League of Legends. However, too many people I follow on YouTube and Twitter, plus a 10 rating on IGN just made me want to watch Arcane on Netflix.

    3 episodes in and holy **** this is good. If you like animation at all, then I think you will like this. I am invested in characters and I have no idea who they are. The story telling is great, the acting is great, the visuals are spectacular, and the animation is top notch. I am hooked.

    It is also very mature without being that mature that is immature because it is just cussing and boobs. There is some cussing. There are no boobs so far. It is just the themes are mature, the violence serves the story they are making.

    Unlucky, you probably wouldn't like it, it is very violent.
     
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  10. Unlucky 13

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    I'm totally cool with MCU or Star Wars violence. It's brutality and gore that I can't stand. Or where it's drawn out and graphic, and one character is trying to make another suffer. That I have no time for.
     
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  11. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    There is blood and stuff, so it is more Netflix MCU violence.
     
  12. Unlucky 13

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    Well, Netflix Marvel shows aren't MCU, lol. I completely disregard them. Watched a little and instantly knew it wasn't for me.
     
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  13. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Finished it.

    It is great. I can't wait for season 2.
     
  14. Galant

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    It's a good show but it's a slow burner to start with. You need to plough through at least the first half of the season, maybe even the whole thing. I knew nothing going in and stopped after a few episodes, it was slow. But my friends kept going on about it so I revisited it with the wife and it takes some really unexpected turns. Stick with it and it will at least prove to be an show with decent writing, good character development, and some good twists. Of course, if you're not a 'hard sci-fi' fan you might struggle.
     
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  15. texanphinatic

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    If you like Sci-Fi it's a must imo. As Galant notes, it starts kind of slow and can be a bit confusing, but the action and plot starts to pick up and once it does it just takes off. Good acting, an evolving and expansive plot that manages to be mysterious while keeping itself fairly tight. The action scenes are fantastic. It has violence, but it's more tactically applied and not gratuitous, excessive or hyper-violent/gory imo. Most of it is done to showcase the "hard" sci-fi the series is known for, like having automatic gattling style guns tear apart a ship with predictable results for the occupants, so it's present, but not dominant or the focal point at all. Lots of political type intrigue, investigative procedural stuff, military tactical stuff.
     
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    Alex Rider's second season just launched. I'm watching season #1 again before I start it because I actually thought it was pretty good. Nobody that I know has watched it, though.

    Lost In Space, season #3 also landed and I'm going to binge it in the next week. Not that it's a great series, but it is enjoyable to me. Plus, the final episode of the second season was probably in my top 10 of individual episodes ever. And that's saying a lot.

    Don't hate me for watching and finishing season #3 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. It's totally a children's show, but I've been a dinosaur nerd since I was 7-years old and that ain't changing 50+ years afterward.
     
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  17. Claymore95

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    I've watched both seasons of Alex Rider and enjoyed them. I do have to turn the brain off a bit to believe a 16 year old (or whatever age he's meant to be) can do some of the stuff he does, but it's a fun show with decent storylines, if a little far-fetched. The supporting cast is pretty good in it too. I hope they renew it for a third season.
     
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    LOL! I turn off my brain's logic centers whenever I watch spy shows. And yeah, that's necessary for what's effectively a YA version of Spy Kids. The plot of season one is so grandiose, it had to have come from the novels. It's on a James Bond scale and I like the show partly because it's not grounded on any level of reality.
     
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  19. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Once again Disney+ fails to stick the landing with its marvel show.

    Hawkeye is enjoyable enough but still a mess. Trying to do too much. I am happy I watched it, however, it wasn't worth staying up late to watch so I won't get spoiled. I should have gotten sleep.
     
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  20. OwesOwn614

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    Well, I finished Alex Rider and it's still a fun show to watch, even though it made me glad I watched it alone. I didn't have to deal with my wife giving em a crazy look that telepathically asked Really? Really?! Teen aged James Bond with more head scratching plot holes and leaps of incredulity than all of the Roger Moore 007 movies combined.

    The second episode of The Book Of Boba Fett was one of the best episodes of a TV show that I've ever seen. After watching it, I can't believe they put that much story into a 50 minute run-time. I'm about to watch it again.
     
  21. Unlucky 13

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    I really want to watch The Book of Boba Fett, but it has to get in line after the second season of The Witcher, which I'm just about to start after finishing Hawkeye and What If?
     
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  22. Claymore95

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    I finished the last season of The Expanse last night, and was a bit disappointed in it. It was ok, but felt a bit rushed, which might be explained by it only being 6 episodes. I didn't like the actor who played Marco Inaros either, to the level that he put me off the show whenever he was on screen...and he's a big part of the last season.

    It did sort of finish the story off, but there was a big part of it that was left unfinished, and I was surprised that that storyline was included in quite so many scenes in the last season when it was being left open-ended.

    Maybe they're planning a follow up show that covers just that part of the storyline. Otherwise I might just have to check the books out to read the full story.
     
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